The Fencer's Guide; Being a Series of Every Branch Required to Compose a Complete System of Defence [With] Particular Lessons for the Gentlemen of the Horse

The Fencer's Guide; Being a Series of Every Branch Required to Compose a Complete System of Defence [With] Particular Lessons for the Gentlemen of the Horse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1771 edition. Excerpt: ... the arm a fecond time, and thruft a Quarte inflde at me; thefe are the Reprifals that may be made againft the Round Parade of a Quarte. SECT. j, ... v. i SECT. IV. Of other Rspoft'. ON Guard in Quarte. If you thruft a Quarte-over-the-arm, at me, and I parry you y/ith a Tierce, and begin to repoft a Tierce at you, you puft quickly flacken your arm into a Prime, and report a Prime; for if you made a Reprisal when in Tierce, and at the time I reported a Tierce upon you, we fhould be both hit; this is called a Coup Fourre, alfo a Contre Temp, fig-njfying thruft for thruft. After you parry a Tierce, you may repoft a Segonde; and, if the thruft is not well furnifhed by you, you may re cover in Half-Circle, to avoid a repoft, or into a Quinte, which parries and, enters at the fame time, being an out-? lide thruft, You may make the fame Repofts, after being parried by a Round, or-13 double double Round Tierce, as well as if you, had only been parried by a fimple one, and may alfo make the' fame, Repoft, after parrying a Round or double Round Quarte, equally as well as if you only parried a fimple one. When you parry with a Half-Circle, you may repoft it right forward: if attempt to parry you, by raifing my point underneath your blade, to whirV you into a Tierce, you will both parry and enter; whereas I only catch your Forte at the time ypu hit "me; therefore, to avoid fuch an ineonveniency, whenever you parry with a Half-Circle, and attempt to whirl it into a Tierce, either cut over the point in Quarts, or Cut and difengage a Quarte-over-thearm, or difengage a Cavh or Segonde, but attempt not to enter a Tierce, whet you fee any other advantage. When you parry a Low Quarte, rer cover in Half-Circle, to avoid a Repoft of the fame; yetj fo as to.be in...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611179
  • 9781236611178